Financial Rights Legal Centre
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What's New?

CCLC has a new name

Information about our name change from the Consumer Credit Legal Centre (NSW) to the Financial Rights Legal Centre. From 2 June 2014, the Consumer Credit Legal Centre (CCLC) will be known as the Financial Rights Legal Centre (no acronyms please). The change is in name and logo only – our services remain the same. We are a community legal centre [ More ]

Consumer advocates object to new fee for entering bankruptcy

Consumer advocates and financial counselling are opposed to the new plan to charge Australians filing for bankruptcy. The Australian Financial Security Authority (ASFA) has proposed to impose a new fee of $120 from 1 April 2014. Financial Counselling Australia, Consumer Action Law Centre, Consumer Credit Legal Centre, and Footscray Community Legal Centre, will be seeking an urgent meeting with the [ More ]

WARNING: Repayments History Information will be added to your credit report

WARNING: As of December 2012 your repayment history (i.e. missed and late payments) is being recorded, and could end up on your Credit Report! The Federal Privacy Commissioner has announced that from December 2012 missed payments on credit cards or loans may be included on your credit reporting file and could affect your ability to obtain credit in the future.  Changes to [ More ]

Payday Lending Project

There’s a Better Way than Payday What is a payday loan? ‘Payday loans’ are expensive, short-term loans commonly for amounts between $100 and $2,000. Who we are The Payday Lending project is a joint project between the Consumer Credit Legal Centre and Legal Aid NSW. It is a 12 month project and commenced in July 2012. Among other objectives, the project [ More ]